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Voting Rights Activist Agnes Laughter
By Juliet Zavon
Posted on 10/21/2021 8:00 AM

NATIVE AMERICAN voting rights activist Agnes Laughter has died. Born at home, she didn’t have a birth certificate, didn’t speak English, and never went to school. She used her thumb print for identification until a new AZ law required birth certificates, bank statements, or driver’s licenses to vote. She successfully challenged the constitutionality AZ’s voting procedures and restrictive identity requirements. Read about her at the first two links.

At the third link, read about the Native American Voting Rights bill that actually has bi-partisan support. (You read that right—bipartisan support!) The bill was introduced to the US House and Senate recently.